NBA Investigates Jay-Z, Phish Plan Festival + More

Jay-Z / Trey Anatastio (Photo: Jimmy James/Camera Press/Retna, Jay-Z; Taylor Hill, Anastasio)
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  • The NBA is investigating Jay-Z for visiting with the Kentucky Wildcats in their locker room after the college team's victory over North Carolina on Sunday in Newark, NJ. The league prohibits team personnel like Jay-Z — who is a part-owner of the Nets — from having contact with players who are not yet draft eligible. A spokesman for the NBA told the Associated Press that the league is "looking into it." [ESPN]

  • Phish will stage their own three-day camping festival, dubbed Super Ball IX, over the July 4 weekend in New York's Finger Lake region. The event will be similar to past fests like 2009's Festival 8 and will feature numerous sets from the jam-band veterans. Tickets will cost $200 and will be available on April 4. Check out the band's goofy trailer announcing Super Ball IX below.

  • Hear a preview of a new She & Him song titled "So Long," which the folk-rock duo are contributing to the soundtrack for a Winnie the Pooh movie.

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    A 19-year-old man died tragically at a concert by Furthur (featuring Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and Phil Lesh) on March 30 in Pittsburgh. Joseph Kimutis fell to his death after crashing through a window and falling 30 feet. A police investigator said Kimutis was reportedly "a little out of it," although toxicology tests are pending. [New York Post]

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